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Sydney Symphony: Hindson, Mahler


Sydney Symphony: Hindson, Mahler

  • Date: Thursday, 12 May 2011 to Friday, 13 May 2011, Thursday 12 May 1:30pm, Friday 13 May 8pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $35-$125 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

When Mahler died he left behind one movement and pages of sketches for his final symphony, with instructions that it all be burned. But his wishes were ignored, and since the 1960s orchestras have had the choice of performing one of several completions. These “Mahler 10” completions are the work of scholar-composers who’ve spent decades pondering the question: What would Mahler do?

So what will Ashkenazy do? For these concerts he has chosen the completion by Rudolf Barshai as one that powerfully identifies with Mahler’s spirit and intentions.

When pianists Pascal and Ami Rogé decided to commission a concerto to celebrate their wedding, Australian Matthew Hindson seemed an obvious choice of composer. Ami praises the “visual” character of Hindson’s music; Pascal admires the way it speaks directly to the heart, to listeners.

The new concerto promises to bring a spirit of joy to the first half of the concert, with music that’s colourful, affectionate, and even a little bit theatrical.

Featured non-Australian music: Mahler

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Featured Australian Works

Concerto for two pianos by Matthew Hindson — World premiere
— performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sydney Symphony, Pascal Rogé and Ami Rogé

Featured artists

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